If you have spent a year or more in the federal grants world – whether as an applicant or as a federal employee – you may have noted the wide range of federal grant systems that are used across the government.
It is lesser known among grant pros that Grants.gov has created a range of web services – often called application programming interfaces (or APIs) outside the grant world – that system administrators can use to link their grant systems to Grants.gov.
An example of this from everyday life is a blogging platform that gives users the option to publish a blog post via a third-party email client (by sending an email to a specific address).
Similarly, Grants.gov can integrate with other grant systems to streamline workflows for both applicants and grantors. Grants.gov refers to this type of integration as System-to-System (S2S).
Continue reading Shared Services: Using Grants.gov Web Services With Other Grant Systems
This post was originally published on April 18, 2017 and updated on February 20, 2019.
Grants.gov regularly receives a significant amount of queries from users hoping to apply for personal financial assistance from the federal government. These individuals might be looking for home repair grants or forms of disability assistance.
Others are unfortunately driven to Grants.gov by scam artists posing as agents of Grants.gov (or some made-up variant) who promise “free government grants” in exchange for monthly fees or gift cards.
Continue reading What Is the Difference Between Grants.gov and Benefits.gov?
If you are a subscriber to this blog, you receive an email every time we publish a post. But are you also receiving the monthly Grants.gov Community Newsletter?
Continue reading Are You Getting the Monthly Grants.gov Community Newsletter?
With the new Grants.gov mobile app (on Google Play and Apple’s App Store), it is easier than ever to quickly search for, subscribe to, and share federal funding opportunities on the go.
Got a couple of minutes before your next meeting? Waiting in line for coffee?
Open the Grants.gov app & run a quick search for grants on the topic of your choice. You can even segment your search by funding provider.
Continue reading Search, Subscribe, and Share from the Grants.gov App
We value your feedback and want to improve Grants.gov, so we currently have two website usability activities—card sorting and tree test—open for your input until this Friday, May 25, 2018. We asked the #GrantChat community for their feedback:
Continue reading Feedback to Improve Grants.gov | #GrantChat Highlights Part 3
What do you think of when you hear “government grants”? One thing we have learned as a program is this—a person or organization’s specific desires and goals shape how they re-define “government grants” so that they should receive funding. This re-defining of grants to suit ones needs has led to many misconceptions about what federal grants are actually for.
Continue reading Misconceptions about Government Grants | #GrantChat Highlights Part 2
Okay, “fun” is subjective, but these short activities will help you and the grants community by informing how we organize and present the resources you need most. The goal is to make it faster and easier for you to find the specific information you need to get back to your job.
Continue reading Fun Activities to Help Grants.gov Improve Your Experience
The latest Grants.gov release simplified the process for creating a workspace and also introduced a mobile app to boot. But that’s not all!
Registered Grants.gov users can now contribute to and collaborate in the discussion forum. Just login to Grants.gov, then click the Discussion Forum link under the Connect tab.
Here’s what you will find in the forum:
Continue reading Grants.gov Has a New Resource for Applicants and Grantors – Discuss!
The retirement of the Legacy PDF Application Package and the applicant migration to Grants.gov Workspace are bringing many new users to the system.
As a result, some of you may find our Introduction to Grants.gov video series – recently refreshed – particularly helpful.
Continue reading New to Grants.gov? Watch Our ‘Intro to Grants.gov’ Videos
After looking back on 2017, we now look forward to 2018. As the Grants.gov program, we are designing forward with the guiding principles of simplify, support, and strategize. What does that mean for this next year?
#1 Increased Commitment to Learning from Grants Community
Grants.gov is committed to improving its service to you, the federal grants community, by transforming itself into a more user-friendly system for years to come. We cannot do that without listening to you.
Continue reading What Is the Plan? Grants.gov In 2018